I watched Tár today and there’s no denying Blanchett’s deserved march to yet another Oscar win. She’s just so profoundly moving in her acting, so undeniably brilliant in every minute twitch, sniff, or sigh. In every choice, she makes her facial expressions. I cannot express enough how wonderful it is to watch Blanchett at her best in a movie because it truly is outstanding. That being said, Tár is a dreary movie in its inception.
Its grey cinematography is depressing, appropriately so in the context of the film, the scenes sometimes drag on for far too long, and by the end of the movie, I felt like the story could’ve been forty minutes shorter. Not to mention the fact that there is no music besides the music presented whenever she’s composing.
Despite my personal boredom with the movie, I believe it definitely deserves its six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. While it is a movie that felt, at times, lengthy there were moments that will stick with me in this film thanks to Blanchett’s incredible performance which is the obvious driving force of this film.
I’ll give it 4 out of 5 stars and 88 out of 100.
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